A number of projects completed this year were primarily funded by Regionally Generated Income (RGI).
These include cadet facility refurbishments at Leighton Buzzard, Ampthill, Newmarket, Harleston and Southend. In addition RGI has funded roof replacements and re-decorations at Woodbridge and Loddon cadet sites.
The Hitchin Army Reserve Centre (ARC) has undergone its second phase of refurbishment works providing the site with new mess and stores facilities. Extensive works were also undertaken at Waterbeach Cadet Training Centre to improve the facilities in terms of fire protection measures with fire alarms, fire doors, compartmentation, emergency lights, improved exits and gas system modifications all taking place.
A new fire alarm system has been installed throughout the main building at Coldhams Lane ARC which greatly improves the safety for the occupants and at Kempston ARC the old heating plant is currently being replaced with new efficient boilers. Works are ongoing at Hertford ARC to renew the ablutions facilities which will improve the daily experience for both reserves and cadet staff using the site. HQ Air Cadets provided funding for the wholesale refurbishment of the cadet facilities at 2476 Hutton Squadron in Essex and improvements are being made to the facilities at Haverhill, Felixstowe and City of Cambridge Squadrons.